25 Jan
  • By AllstarsHK

All Stars Helping Kids Announces New Cohort To Break Cycle of Poverty


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — All Stars Helping Kids announces the 2021 Cohort of innovative youth-serving nonprofits for the All Stars Accelerator Program. 

All Stars will award a total of $375,000 in funding to five emerging nonprofit organizations that are working to disrupt the cycle of poverty through access to education, career readiness, and health and wellness programs for Bay Area youth.  

The 2021 Cohort: Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) , Camp Common Ground, My Digital Tat2, Razing the Bar, and Youth Beat.

Using a venture capitalist approach to philanthropy, All Stars selects a cohort of community-based nonprofits each year to participate in a three-year intensive Accelerator Program that brings together cash grants, capacity building workshops, coaching and networking to build organizational capacity, financial sustainability and community impact.

All Stars and our portfolio of nonprofit partners work to ensure youth – particularly youth of color – in low-income and marginalized communities have access to a quality education, the skills they need to get a meaningful job, and that they can stay healthy in body and mind to achieve their true potential.  More than 80% of All Stars’ portfolio organizations are headed by black, brown, LGBTQ+, or woman leaders.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and venture capitalist investor Ronnie Lott, and his wife Karen, founded All Stars Helping Kids 30 years ago, modeling his philanthropic efforts on the lessons learned playing football and investing in technology start-ups.

“At All Stars Helping Kids, we take risks on organizations that might not be on people’s radar,” said Executive Director David Greco. “We invest in their potential, provide them guidance and connections to better serve our youth. As a result, we improve organizations and leaders who become pillars in our communities.”

Since launching the Accelerator Program in 2012, All Stars and its portfolio of innovative nonprofits partners have reached more than 132,000 youth across the Bay Area.

Accelerator Program 2021 Cohort

About All Stars Helping Kids: 

Our mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty and encourage innovation by seed funding start-up nonprofits in the Bay Area. We believe the convergence of our three tenets are essential to the development of a whole child from early childhood to college: Access to Education, Career Readiness, and Health & Wellness. ASHK was founded in 1989 by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and his wife, Karen Lott.

Contact: Mega Jewell

Email: mega@allstarshelpingkids.org

Date: January 26, 2021